K-12 Tax & $pending Climate: The federal budget deficit looms as America’s next crisis

Paul Fanlund:

The talk is titled “Fiscal Policy Challenges Facing the Next Presidential Administration,” and the speaker will be Mike Murphy, longtime chief of staff for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. His nonpartisan group has fought budget deficits since it was created in the 1980s, those long-gone days of backslapping compromises between Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, before politics became a blood sport.

My reaction to a conversation with Murphy is that he makes a tough ask of thoughtful people on the center and left in places like Madison.

Madison’s taxpayer supported K-12 system now spends > $25k per student… far more than most districts.